Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant, located down the block from the new Rincon Hill residential tower, is a neighborhood spot that’s arrived before construction of the new neighborhood has finished. Partners Oola Fendert and Mark Bright have filled a high-ceilinged warehouse space with a casual Mediterranean—California restaurant (think wood oven pizza, rotisserie chicken or smoked duck salad), sleek wine bar and a wine retail shop with food to go. Bright’s eclectic wine list—which ranges from Lebanon’s Château Musar to grand cru Burgundy from Ramone—is a draw for locals and non-locals alike.
330 First St., San Francisco, California
This story appears in the print issue of June 2007.
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